Counteracting misconceptions through poetry
A lecturer based in the Translation department of the Guildhall School of Business and Law has had his latest book published.
Philippe Nadouce, who teaches French at London Met, wrote ‘Louisiana’, a poetic journey through the American Deep South and poor areas of Europe.
“I was inspired to write ‘Louisiana’ by the need to counteract the common misperceptions about America,” said Philippe.
“In holiday flyers New Orleans is the sum of French stereotypes. I knew that by going there, I would discover something other than jazz and the French Quarter. And I was right.”
“’Louisiana’ is a work of poetry that goes in the footsteps of Fernando Pessoa, Henri Michaux and surrealist poets like André Breton.”
Published by Les Deux Crane, the book is written from Philippe’s narrative and takes the form of a ‘travel diary.’ The reader follows the author along a melancholic journey and proposes a reflection on the meaning of writing, in the lineage of 20th Century poets.